Curating space to grow
Founded in 2014, Paradise Co-operative is a registered charity in Wandsworth that stewards under-used land for urban growing and community gardening. Their main site is Dobbins Field, an acre of land just opposite HM Wandsworth Prison which they steward on their behalf.
Once an overgrown and derelict site, they initially used rare-breed pigs to turn and fertilise the soil and begin the basis of our growing there. The hard work of their volunteers has transformed this into a beautiful small-holding including an orchard, poly-tunnels, raised vegetable beds, a fish-pond, bush-craft area and community celebration area with pizza oven and running water.
They are inspired by the ethos of permaculture, and seek to emulate its principles of earth care, people care and fair share. Dobbins field is the heart of their community and the focus of our participation.
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